Montgomery, Lucy Maud National Historic Person

Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
Montgomery, Lucy Maud © Parks Canada
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
© Parks Canada
Portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery © Expired; Credit: Library and Archives Canada / C-011299Montgomery, Lucy Maud © Parks Canada
Address : Route 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1943-05-20
Life Date: 1874 to 1942

Other Name(s):
  • Montgomery, Lucy Maud  (Designation Name)

Importance: Novelist, writer of world-renowned "Anne of Green Gables" books set in Prince Edward Island


Existing plaque: On brick cairn near Green Glables Route 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Internationally renowned author, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in New London, Prince Edward Island. After her mother's death in 1876, she lived with her maternal grandparents in Cavendish until 1911, when she married and moved to Ontario. While residing in Cavendish she wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables (1908). A series of popular sequels and other successful novels followed, but the enduring fame of Lucy Maud Montgomery had been firmly established with her creation of Anne, one of the most lovable children in English fiction. She died in Toronto and is buried at Cavendish.